Monument record HRK 030 - Small sub-square enclosure of unknown date and function.

Please read our .

Summary

A small sub-square enclosure of unknown date and function is visible on aerial photographs to the south of Beaumont Hall in Harkstead parish.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 2057 3372 (303m by 347m)
Map sheet TM23SW
Civil Parish HARKSTEAD, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Small sub-rectangular enclosure, approximately 20m x 20m. Entrance on W side. Rectilinear field boundaries, probably later, traverse it. To the S, at the end of a curvilinear field ditch is part of another rectangular field. Within HRK 019 (S1-S5).
A small sub-square ditched enclosure of unknown date and function is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs, centred on TM 20513373 in the field to the south of Beaumont Hall in Harkstead parish. The enclosure ditch is substantial and well defined and encloses an area of 21m by 20m. An entrance defined by a gap in the enclosure ditch is visible on its western side. A large square pit measuring around 4m by 4m is visible sbutting the outer side of the enclosure ditch just to the south of the entrance on the western side. The enclosure appears to be isolated although other linear ditched features within the field appear to cut the enclosure (see HRK019). (S1-S5) It is difficult to assign a date to the feature but it could be of prehistoric origin. (S6)

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <M1> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. APs: AGK 06, AGK 12; CUCAP CDK 82.
  • <S1> Photograph: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2033/2 (SFU 11565/GK/6) 21-JUL-1977, AGL 12.
  • <S2> Photograph: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2033/3 (SFU 11569/GL/12) 03-AUG-1977.
  • <M2> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: copy (S3).
  • <S3> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. CUCAP (CDK82) 27-JUL-1977.
  • <S4> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2033/5 (4839/80) 08-JUL-1993.
  • <S5> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2033/6 (4839/81) 08-JUL-1993.
  • <S6> Verbal communication: Newsome, S.. 2001 -. Suffolk Coastal NMP Project. Sarah Newsome 09/12/03.
  • <S7> Unpublished document: Martin, E. A. and Plouviez, J.. 1978. Prehistoric and Roman Cropmark Sites in Suffolk.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

May 4 2018 1:10PM

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.